Mangalore is a port city located in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka. Mangalooru is a city of diverse cultures. People at Mangalore speak Tulu, Kannada, Konkani, Beary Bashe. While the natives of Mangalore, the Tulu speaking people call the city as Kudla, the Kannada speaking community calls it Mangalooru, Konkani speakers call it Kodial, Beary Muslims call it Maikala and the immigrant Keralites call it Mangalapuram. Mangalore city lies on the delta formed by Netravati and Phalguni rivers. Mangalore is an important port city of Karnataka state. The major attractions at Mangalore are Kadri Manjunatheshwara Temple, Kadri Park, Sultan Battery, Beaches and St. Aloysius Chapel. Kadri Manjunatheshwara Temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Shiva and was built on 1068 AD. Kadri park is the largest inside the Mangalore city and is situvated on Kadrigudde. Sulthan Battery is a structure built by Tipu Sulthan for preventing warships from entering Phalguni river. Being a port city Mangalore city has many beaches. Famous among them are Panambur beach , Tannirbavi beach , KREC beach , Mukka beach and Someshwara beach. St. Aloysius Chapel is a Christian church built in 1900.
Best time to visit Mangalore is during October to February.
Being a renowned port city , Mangalore has hotels and lodges suiting any budget.
KSRTC runs ample number of direct buses to Mangalore from Bangalore. Recently the Indian Railways have started Bangalore - Mangalore train service through the scenic Sakaleshpura - Subramanya route. A couple of airways provides direct Bangalore - Mangalore flights. After getting into Mangalore, the tourist attractions can be reached in private cabs or city bus services.